Thrashers Coach Headed For The Door

The Atlanta Thrashers are the only NHL team without a victory, and the poor early-season showing has apparently cost the head coach his job.

The team has scheduled a news conference amid reports Bob Hartley has been fired following a franchise-worst 0-and-6 start. General manager Don Waddell is said to be coming down from the front office to take over behind the bench on an interim basis.

The Thrashers have been outscored 27-9, and their winless start comes a season after capturing the Southeast Division title and making their first playoff appearance. Atlanta then lost four straight games to the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.

Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001. He's in his fifth season with Atlanta.

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